DESCRIPTION

Finally, an answer to “When am I going to use this in real life?!” The NGPF Financial Algebra course is a free math curriculum designed to engage students with real-world financial applications while maintaining deep mathematical rigor. Each unit blends one core personal finance topic and one relevant math concept. Students will explore questions like "How can you compare banks using systems of equations?" and “What do exponential functions reveal about investing and debt?”

  • Covers 10 units in one semester
  • Aligns to National Jump$tart Financial Literacy Standards and Common Core Standards for Mathematics
  • Customizable to meet the needs of every teacher's classroom
  • Units 2, 3, 4, and 5 are available now — new units will be released throughout the 2021-2022 school year

ASSESSMENTS

  • Final exam
  • 1 exam per unit

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES

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VIEW FINANCIAL ALGEBRA COURSE OVERVIEW

VIEW SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS (Coming Soon)

NOTE: Student Activity Packets, Lesson Guides, Application Activities, Application Answer Keys, and Unit Assessments are found below.

View Checking & Linear Equations Unit Plan >

FA-2.1 How Checking Works

 

FA-2.2 Beware of Banking Fees

 

FA-2.3 Linear Growth Patterns

FA-2.4 Writing Linear Equations

FA-2.5 Graphing Linear Equations

FA-2.6 Online and Mobile Banking

 

FA-2.7 Scatter Plots and Linear Regression

View Saving & Systems of Equations Unit Plan >

FA-3.01 Why Save?

 

FA-3.02 Graphing Systems of Equations

FA-3.03 Writing Linear Equations in Standard Form

FA-3.04 Manipulating Equations

FA-3.05 Challenges to Saving

 

FA-3.06 Strategies to Save

 

FA-3.07 Solving by Substitution

FA-3.08 Solving by Elimination

FA-3.09 Where to Save

 

FA-3.10 Specialized Saving Accounts

 
View Budgeting & Systems of Inequalities Unit Plan >

FA-4.1 Budgeting for Teens

 

FA-4.2 Graphing Linear Inequalities

FA-4.3 Budgeting Strategies

 

FA-4.4 Budgeting Tools

FA-4.5 Graphing a System of Inequalities

FA-4.6 Budgeting for Fixed Costs

 

FA-4.7 Budgeting for Variable Costs

 

FA-4.8 Constraints and Optimization

FA-4.9 Complete a Budget

 
View Intro to Investing & Exponential Functions Unit Plan >

FA-5.1 Why Should I Invest?

 

FA-5.2 Exploring Exponential Growth

FA-5.3 Writing Exponential Equations

FA-5.4 Stocks

 

FA-5.5 Exponential Change

FA-5.6 Bonds, Allocation, and Diversification

 

FA-5.7 Design a Portfolio